Michelle Thomas Mirage Terrain Dallas

IN PLAY

In Play began in response to the large window at Clamp Light Gallery. This multi-piece, audience engaging installation at Clamp Light distorts architectural and other elements, extending existing features while also creating alternate planes of space that work in an individual but holistic way. Incorporating layered components, this installation reflects space with materials such as linen, burlap, Plexiglas, and sand. These layers also act as a tool for spatial consciousness as a viewer moves around, under, or through various parts of the installation. The installation is intended to heighten a viewer’s awareness of his or her surroundings and their constantly shifting relation to the site/the work. The continuous shift of light is intended to project through planes and created negative spaces, altering the work hour to hour. Using the variable of light adds to this experience by allowing the work to breathe as an entity. The physical awareness, the visual discoveries, are intended to lead to a moment of presence in the most unexpected of places. 

Mixed Media

Dimensions Variable

Exhibited at Clamp Light Gallery in San Antonio, Texas

October 14 - November 7, 2016

In Play
In Play

Outdoor view

Detailed View, 12:30 pm.
Detailed View, 12:30 pm.

Colored burlap with removed threads, red wrapping paper, sand, string, and painted hula hoops

Reverse installation view, 12:30pm
Reverse installation view, 12:30pm

Black burlap with removed threads, sand, grip tapped wire, contact paper, paint square and blue plexiglas

Entrance installation view, 3:00pm
Entrance installation view, 3:00pm

Mixed media

Window projection, 3:00pm
Window projection, 3:00pm

Colored burlap with removed threads, sand, and paint square

Opposite installation view, 3:00pm
Opposite installation view, 3:00pm

Mixed media

Corner, detailed view
Corner, detailed view

Red wrapping paper, painted wire, and string

Corner installed view, 4:45pm
Corner installed view, 4:45pm

Mixed media

Window projection detail, 5:30pm
Window projection detail, 5:30pm

Colored burlap with removed threads and tape

Ceiling installation view, 2:00pm
Ceiling installation view, 2:00pm

Mixed media

Detailed view, thread removal
Detailed view, thread removal

Yellow burlap

Detailed view, far wall
Detailed view, far wall

Sand, thread, and acetate

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